Last week, three Football Mid North Coast (FMNC) clubs Port Macquarie FC, Taree Soccer Club, and first-year club Iona FC, successfully completed and were awarded their Level 1 Accreditation as part of the FFA’s National Club Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
This season, Port Macquarie FC have moved to Macquarie Park and have a Facility Plan in place with the support of the local council, and will be developing the site into a quality football facility, while through Taree Soccer Club’s committee’s hard work and commitment, they too have achieved accreditation that will help them to progress into the future.
In just their first year as a club, Iona FC have already developed into a strong community football club and have gained 22 teams with 35% of players drawn from the local community and not directly from St. Columba Anglican School where they play.
For clubs interested in developing through the NCAS, the process has simpler than ever.
Step 1: Club downloads application form
Step 2: Club gathers required documentation to support application
Step 3: Member Federation and Club work to finalise application
Step 4: Application submitted to FFA for assessment
Step 5: FFA advises club and Member Federation on success of application and sends Certificate and Logo.
FFA will assess all applications and provide final endorsement for the accreditation. There will be two application windows where FFA will accept applications from Member Federations for clubs within their region.